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The New York Racing Association, Inc. Racing Official - Assistant Clerk of Scales in Ozone Park, New York

NYRA seeks to hire a Racing Official to work at all three racetracks. Reporting to the Racing Secretary, the qualified candidate will assist the Clerk of Scales in supervising the activity in the Jockey's room.

  • Receive instructions from the Racing Secretary detailing the number and types of races to occur in the upcoming weeks.

  • Create and print out a schedule of races and their descriptions (condition book) to be held two weeks out.

  • Make calls to trainers to take entries to fill races. Document horses entering.

  • Print out results of each race day ("overnight") and distribute to appropriate departments.

  • Weigh each jockey with saddle before and after each race.

  • Ensure that handicapped weights as specified on racing program are carried during each race.

  • Assist Racing Secretary with ad-hoc projects.

  • Bachelor's Degree or the equivalent.

  • Prior experience working in a Racing Office required.

  • Knowledge of racing rules, protocol, and logistics.

  • Familiarity with racetrack; i.e., conditions and measurements.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Computer literacy.

  • Strong verbal communication.

  • Ability to work a racing schedule, which includes holidays and weekends.

  • Ability to relocate to Saratoga Springs for 7 - 8 weeks in the summer (relocation stipend provided).

ID: 2021-2021

External Company Name: The New York Racing Association Inc.

External Company URL: https://www.nyra.com/aqueduct/

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